noun: Belief in the doctrine of predestination, that the divine will has predetermined the course of events, people’s fate, etc.
From Latin praedestination, from prae- (before) + destinare (to determine), from stare (to stand). Earliest documented use: 1722.
“I have reacquainted myself with the old taste of Scottish predestinarianism. Y’know, damned or saved; nothing to do with free will or good works.”
Alexander Linklater; The Tale of the Three Alcoholics; The Guardian (London, UK); Nov 11, 2006.
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